I stumbled upon this tutorial for super cute lightning inspired nails, and I knew I had to do them.
This is another manicure that I did a while ago, so I don't remember what the black polish is, but I believe it was just some cheap polish anyway. The silver was Sally Hansen "Pedal To The Metal." The grey is Zoya Polish "Kelly."
In order to get myself back in the crafting groove I've been doing some quick and easy things like making simple jewelry and little amigurumi. When I finish my crochet project I'll post it here, but for now I have an awesome bracelet to talk about. Almost a month ago Etsy ran a "How-Tuesday" where Simone Tan (a.k.a Groundsel) explained how to make a sailor's knot bracelet. I actually saw this post a few days ago and as soon as I finished reading it I grabbed the first skein of yarn closest to me and started to knot. Here is the finished bracelet:
It's kind of small and skinny because I just used normal yarn. I wanted to make something chunkier so I headed to my local craft store and bought some thicker silver rope stuff and some even thicker cording. Here it is with the silver rope:
This one is my absolute favorite and I've been wearing it every day since I've made it. The silver rope makes it look more "fancy" so I can wear it when I'm being more dressy as well as just wearing it casually.
Here they are next to each other on me. I think this style of bracelet looks better larger. This brings us to the cording.
This stuff is really thick, and unfortunately I didn't get enough of it to make a bracelet so that's going to have to come later whenever I find the time to go buy more of this stuff. Luckily it's only like .29 cents a yard! I think I'll probably make a fabric bowl with this cording I have now. I've been itching to make one for a while.
Sailor's knot bracelet tutorial: Here!
Fabric bowl tutorial: Here!